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      James Hawes

      Highest Rated: 92% The Challenger Disaster (2013)

      Lowest Rated: 92% The Challenger Disaster (2013)

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      Like many British entertainment figures, James Hawes can thank William Shakespeare for his start in the business. In his formative years, the director helmed plays for the Young Shakespeare Company, which toured actively and extensively in both the U.K. and the United States It was a short leap from stage to screen, and Hawes followed his theater work by directing TV documentaries. He also delved into fictional entertainment, directing episodes of two durable domestic shows, police drama "The Bill" (1998) and medical procedural "Holby City" (1999). When the classic science fiction TV series "Doctor Who" re-launched after a long break in 2005, Hawes got the nod to direct five episodes, earning a Hugo Award for one. In the world of U.K. TV, if you've worked with The Doctor you're qualified for basically anything, so Hawes didn't suffer a dearth of work after the experience. He took the reins three times for the fantasy series "Merlin" (2008), as well as a TV movie remake of the classic espionage story "The 39 Steps" that same year. Hawes has continued to keep busy with directing jobs, but he has also devoted time to Directors U.K., the British directors union, for which he has served as a board member.

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      92% 81% The Challenger Disaster Director - 2013
      No Score Yet 54% Enid Director - 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The 39 Steps Director - 2008
      No Score Yet 61% The Chatterley Affair Director - 2007
      No Score Yet 47% Fanny Hill Director - 2007
      No Score Yet 93% Doctor Who: The Empty Child Director - 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Line in the Sand Director - 2001

      TV

      Credit
      97% 94% Slow Horses Executive Producer,
      Director
      2022
      75% 70% Snowpiercer Director 2020-2022
      84% 83% Black Mirror Director 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Undercover Director 2016
      91% 90% Penny Dreadful Director 2014-2015
      85% 87% The Adventures of Merlin Director 2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fanny Hill Director 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Doctor Who Confidential Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
      90% 67% Doctor Who Director 2005-2006